ANALYSIS OF ALIGNMENT AND SURFACE FIGURE ERRORS IN OPTICAL SYSTEMS.

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Title:
ANALYSIS OF ALIGNMENT AND SURFACE FIGURE ERRORS IN OPTICAL SYSTEMS.
Author:
SHU, KER-LI.
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The effects of alignment and surface figure errors and their compensation with each other in optical systems are analyzed based on computer simulations with exact ray tracing data. These effects are included in the prediction of system performance and the testing of optics. Several simple systems are used as examples. In the prediction of system performance, a Ritchey-Chretian telescope and a Reflaxicon system are studied. A correct alignment can be found to compensate certain surface figure errors in the system. This will allow larger surface figure errors to be tolerated in the system. In the testing of optics, a method to separate the figure errors from the alignment error contributions is discussed and an off-axis test configuration, the Ritchey-Common test, is studied thoroughly. A figure design approach is suggested and compared with other approaches for reduction of the measured wavefront data in the Ritchey-Common test.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Optical instruments -- Testing.; Lenses -- Testing.; Optical tooling.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Optical Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Shannon, Robert R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleANALYSIS OF ALIGNMENT AND SURFACE FIGURE ERRORS IN OPTICAL SYSTEMS.en_US
dc.creatorSHU, KER-LI.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSHU, KER-LI.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe effects of alignment and surface figure errors and their compensation with each other in optical systems are analyzed based on computer simulations with exact ray tracing data. These effects are included in the prediction of system performance and the testing of optics. Several simple systems are used as examples. In the prediction of system performance, a Ritchey-Chretian telescope and a Reflaxicon system are studied. A correct alignment can be found to compensate certain surface figure errors in the system. This will allow larger surface figure errors to be tolerated in the system. In the testing of optics, a method to separate the figure errors from the alignment error contributions is discussed and an off-axis test configuration, the Ritchey-Common test, is studied thoroughly. A figure design approach is suggested and compared with other approaches for reduction of the measured wavefront data in the Ritchey-Common test.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOptical instruments -- Testing.en_US
dc.subjectLenses -- Testing.en_US
dc.subjectOptical tooling.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorShannon, Robert R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8223013en_US
dc.identifier.oclc682913443en_US
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